Rap Analysis #13 – How To Make a Pitbull Song

Today I decided to take a look at someone who’s really popular, Pitbull. Rather than going over his flow, like we did with Big Sean or Jean GRae, I wanted to break down his basic song structure. Let’s take a look at how to make a Pitbull song:

1. Yell “Dale!”
2. List 3 cities, including Miami at least once
3. Mumble something in spanish

There you go! Good thing he’s not gettin paid ridiculously more than Jean Grae, Mos Def, Talib, (insert other rapper featured on this website here)!! Right?!??!

**Credit goes to The Internet

Martin Connor is a music teacher & writer from Philadelphia, PA, with a music degree of high distinction from Duke University who is currently studying for a master’s degree at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, while focusing his research on the vocal melodies of the rap genre. He has contributed freelance articles to HipHopDX, Complex, and Pigeons and Planes, and had multiple articles from his website, www.RapAnalysis.com go viral on BET, The Source, XXL, and MTV. He teaches rap lessons online through the music school LessonFace, and has a book, The Artistry Of Rap Music, forthcoming from the McFarland Publishing House, scheduled for release in late 2017, as a follow-up to his 2014 contribution to their anthology "Eminem & Rap, Poetry, Race." He welcomes all comments, compliments, insults, and restaurant suggestions at mepc36@gmail.com.


  1. Man I'm from Indian…… And the public is fucked up over here…… They knew nothing about true rap or about the elements of hiphop….. I'm stuck. I need a fucking way out

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